Monday, 25 September 2017

No Threat.

With the postal survey on same-sex marriage under way it is timely to remind people that gay marriage is not a threat.

Legalizing gay marriage will not cause any damage to society.

It will not affect existing marriages.

Nor will it discourage future marriages.

It merely widens the scope of marriage and encourages same-sex couples to commit to each other for life.

Religious people who rely on antiquated ritual purity laws in the Old Testament and the letters of St. Paul which were never intended to be applied as sacred scripture need not panic.

I can state categorically that God does not hate gay people.

He loves us as sons and daughters who will go to Heaven when we die.


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Sunday, 24 September 2017

A Living Wage.


In the parable of The Laborers in the Vineyard  (Matthew 20) workers are paid the usual daily wage no matter how long they have worked.

This seems mysterious to most of us.

But what I believe that God (the landowner) is doing is ensuring that everyone has enough to live on.

The usual daily wage was a living wage - enough to live on - and each worker received enough.

This is God providing for us.

Providing enough for us to live.

And everyone receives the same.

This is a different orientation from the landowners of this world.

Most employers will pay according to the amount of work done - reward for effort.

And their motivation is to make bigger and bigger profits for themselves.

But God's orientation is to provide a living for each of His workers no matter how much work they have done.

God provides.

So why do people starve?

The earth produces enough food for everyone to live but because of our fear we hoard and even destroy it rather than sharing it with others.

God provides enough food.

But we will not share it with the hungry.

So people starve.

Business must change its orientation from personal profit to providing a living wage.

Our workers are our sons and daughters.

And God is our Father.


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Saturday, 23 September 2017

Wannabes.


Our world is full of corporate slaves and wannabes.

We have been reduced to black suited work units and aspirational social climbers.

There is no idealism.

And religion is dead.

Our governments are corporate pawns.

And our media is propaganda.

Rock music is Satanism.

And our entertainment is likewise.

The only sign of hope is Internet activism.

So keep signing petitions and sending messages.

Vote against corporate puppets.

And pray!


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Friday, 22 September 2017

Earphones.


You know those earphones you are constantly listening with?

Well the rock music which you are listening to is Satanic.

The dirge-like songs contain negative suggestions and curses which sabotage your well-being.

Much of this is subliminal.

Death, suicide, sin, shame, darkness, the devil, evil.....

All these things are hidden in the music.

So take off your earphones.

And be free of this curse.


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Thursday, 21 September 2017

Gay Love.


Homosexuality is love.

It is not some wicked act divorced from human feelings.

It is inspired by love as any heterosexual relationship is.

We are wired to engage with each other.

This is God's Love in action.

Bringing us out of ourselves and towards another.

Sex is not just for procreation.

Sex creates intimacy and love in a relationship.

And this is good.

There are many heterosexual couples who do not have children.
But no one is suggesting that they refrain from sex.

Gay couples should be allowed to marry and have families as other do.


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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Machines.


Since the Industrial Revolution in the late 18th Century machines have dominated commerce.

And the human beings who work these machines have become part of the machines.

Workers are no longer people they are work units.

They are judged by their productivity alone.

This dehumanization of the work force has had serious repercussions.

William Blake called the machines Satanic.

But treating people like machines does not produce the best results.

They will resent it and deceive their masters.

Who will respond with threats and cuts.

The workplace should be like a family.

Workers should feel valued and loved.

Then they will produce their best.


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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Vegetarian.


I am vegetarian.

It is clear to me that we are free to eat the fruits of the earth but not living things.

"God said, 'See I have given you every plant yielding fruit that is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food.'"  Genesis 1:29 (NRSV)

This passage is followed by the statement that the fruits of the plants and trees are also for animals and birds to eat.

There is no mention of animals or birds or fish as food for man.

My personal feelings are to do with non-violence.

I no longer feel comfortable killing living things for my food.

So I no longer eat meat or fish.

I will eat eggs and cheese because their use for food does not involve inflicting pain on living things.

I believe that my attitude is backed up by the Biblical witness.

It is God's will that we be vegetarian.


[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission.  All rights reserved.]

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